Tips on how to make the
most of Christmas in Madrid!
Explore Madrid at Christmas
As we have already said, Madrid’s Christmas lights are one of a kind and not to be missed, and given that this year’s lights are more elaborate and eye-catching than ever before, there really is no excuse not to see them! This year the lights are in more streets than ever before, spreading out from the heart of the city in Sol to the Paseo del Prado, Calle Princesa, Ortega y Gasset and even further in a great sparkling web of lights… The city seems to have two personalities at this time of year: a sophisticated and historic European capital by day and a festive winter wonderland at night… If you’re in Madrid with little ones, we also heartily recommend the dancing mechanical bears in the Christmas display at El Corte Inglés, “Cortylandia”… A Christmas treat they’ll want to see over and over again!
The Christmas market in Plaza Mayor is just
one of the many great markets in Madrid
Fun for everyone this Christmas in Madrid
Christmas markets are perfect for getting people in that Christmas mood, and Madrid is no exception. Christmas markets in Madrid are always centrally located, in places like Plaza Mayor, Plaza Callao and Plaza de España, and adored by tourists and locals alike. This also means that it is the perfect opportunity to people-watch and meet the locals – embrace that authentic Spanish lifestyle! The Christmas markets don’t sell food, but rather an endless array of Christmassy trinkets and presents, so you can buy your loved ones something unique from Madrid.
Why not go ice-skating in the
heart of Madrid this Christmas?
Have we convinced you that Christmas in Madrid is not to be missed? If you weren’t planning to come to Madrid one winter, book your Christmas accommodation now… and if you will be here this Christmas, you’ve hit the jackpot! Try and enjoy a little of everything this Christmas… there really is something for all tastes!
PS: AIL Madrid will remain open during the Christmas holidays (no rest for us!) so if you fancy taking advantage of some free time, why not take the opportunity to take a Christmas Spanish Course in Madrid?